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Dental Implants

Dental Implants may be used to replace a
single tooth or several missing teeth

Lasting tooth replacement for Pembroke Pines, FL patients

With missing teeth, oral function – enjoyment in eating, clear speaking, and even respiration – can suffer. Gaps in your smile also affect what others think about you and how you see yourself. Dental implants become part of your body, for tooth replacement that can last a lifetime. The entire procedure can be completed on site, at Pines Dental Associates in Pembroke Pines, FL.

Local dental implants: A lasting solution for missing teeth

Teeth have roots that anchor them to jawbone, providing stability for chewing. A dental implant replicates this function. The small screw-shaped device is made of biocompatible titanium alloy or dental ceramic. Over time, bone integrates with the implant, mimicking a tooth root. The implant is then finished with a porcelain crown or other restoration.

With good oral habits and regular dental checkups, an implant can last as long as your own teeth. If the restoration is ever dislodged or damaged, it is easily replaced without disrupting the implant.

A single missing tooth may be replaced, or multiple teeth at various locations in the mouth. Implants can also be used to anchor a dental bridge, or to stabilize a full denture.

Mini Implants

Mini Implants

Better for special requirements

Mini Implants

Mini Implants

Better for special requirements

The dental implants process in Pembroke Pines, FL

In most cases, the Pines Dental Associates team can complete all phases of tooth replacement without referral to another practice.

  • Planning – Dr. Ruiz works closely with a trusted oral surgeon who comes to the office. They use advanced technologies to precisely plan the position and angle of the implant, in relation to surrounding hard and soft tissues and sinuses.
  • Grafting – If the tooth has been missing for a while, grafting may be beneficial to supplement bone in the implant area.
  • Placement – This brief oral surgery requires only local anesthetic. A small opening is created in gum tissue and bone, and the implant is placed. You may have a stitch or two, but the incision typically heals in a few days.
  • Restoration – When Dr. Ruiz is confident that the implant is fully fused with bone (this takes several months), an abutment is inserted. Then a porcelain crown is cemented or screwed to the post.

The new tooth looks natural, feels and functions like a real tooth, and requires only normal brushing and flossing. 

Are you in Miramar, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, or Cooper City and searching for “dental implants near me?” Call Pines Dental Associates at (954) 715-4660 for restorative dental care.

Success Stories

"Their doctors and staff are so nice and informative. This is something hard to come by when I go to dentist appointments." Elaine W.
"Their attention to detail is unmatched and I have to say, my teeth could not have looked better in years!" Sam D.